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    1800 MS 61 PCGS. V-1, R.3. This popular turn-of-the-century date is a trifle blunt in Liberty's upper curls, and on the reverse the eagle's breast and stars immediately to the right of the eagle's head are softly defined. The centers are layered in a hazy gray patina and deepen slightly at the margins. There are a few small marks and minor die clashing on each side, but all in all an attractive example of this early half dime type. (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    July, 1997
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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
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